OPTIMIZATION OF COAL PARTICLE FLOW PATTERNS IN LOW NOX BURNERS

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The proposed research is directed at evaluating the effect of flame aerodynamics on NO{sub x} emissions from coal fired burners in a systematic manner. This fundamental research includes both experimental and modeling efforts being performed at the University of Arizona in collaboration with Purdue University. The objective of this effort is to develop rational design tools for optimizing low NO{sub x} burners to the kinetic emissions limit (below 0.2 lb./MMBTU). Experimental studies include both cold and hot flow evaluations of the following parameters: flame holder geometry, secondary air swirl, primary and secondary inlet air velocity, coal concentration in the primary ... continued below

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Wendt, Jost O.L.; Ogden, Gregory E.; Sinclair, Jennifer & Yurteri, Caner August 20, 2001.

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The proposed research is directed at evaluating the effect of flame aerodynamics on NO{sub x} emissions from coal fired burners in a systematic manner. This fundamental research includes both experimental and modeling efforts being performed at the University of Arizona in collaboration with Purdue University. The objective of this effort is to develop rational design tools for optimizing low NO{sub x} burners to the kinetic emissions limit (below 0.2 lb./MMBTU). Experimental studies include both cold and hot flow evaluations of the following parameters: flame holder geometry, secondary air swirl, primary and secondary inlet air velocity, coal concentration in the primary air and coal particle size distribution. Hot flow experiments will also evaluate the effect of wall temperature on burner performance. Cold flow studies will be conducted with surrogate particles as well as pulverized coal. The cold flow furnace will be similar in size and geometry to the hot-flow furnace but will be designed to use a laser Doppler velocimeter/phase Doppler particle size analyzer. The results of these studies will be used to predict particle trajectories in the hot-flow furnace as well as to estimate the effect of flame holder geometry on furnace flow field. The hot-flow experiments will be conducted in a novel near-flame down-flow pulverized coal furnace. The furnace will be equipped with externally heated walls. Both reactors will be sized to minimize wall effects on particle flow fields. The cold-flow results will be compared with Fluent computation fluid dynamics model predictions and correlated with the hot-flow results with the overall goal of providing insight for novel low NO{sub x} burner geometry's.

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  • Report No.: FG26-97FT97269--02
  • Grant Number: FG26-97FT97269
  • DOI: 10.2172/790968 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 790968
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc715441

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Wendt, Jost O.L.; Ogden, Gregory E.; Sinclair, Jennifer & Yurteri, Caner. OPTIMIZATION OF COAL PARTICLE FLOW PATTERNS IN LOW NOX BURNERS, report, August 20, 2001; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc715441/: accessed December 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.